Keating was one of the pitchers allowed to continue throwing the spitball after it
was banned in 1919. The amnesty did Keating no good, as he was dropped by the Braves
before the 1920 season. He kept throwing his pet pitch in the Pacific Coast League,
using it successfully until he retired in 1932.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»May 7, 1913: New York's Ray Keating tosses a one-hitter against the Tigers, allowing just a 2nd inning single to Chas Deal. Ty Cobb strikes out his first two times up, then calls it quits for the day. The Yankees win 6–0.
»May 27, 1916: Yankee P Ray Keating gives up three hits to beat Babe Ruth and the Red Sox, 4–2. Ruth has two hits for Boston.